Posted by: Jon Fine on October 1, 2008
This news will, at long last, put at least a temporary kibosh on the whole wacky notion that a post-Mayoral Michael Bloomberg might buy the New York Times. Some Bloomberg intimates took care to ensure that particular trial balloon was kept aloft, despite direct demurrals from Bloomberg himself.
I always found this notion extremely implausible, for reasons that I outlined in this column. At any rate, say what you will about whether or not term limits should be lifted in such a fashion. But, speaking as a New Yorker, I will be grateful to be spared seeing any “what will Bloomberg do next?” articles for—maybe!—four more years.